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Cogent Arts & Humanities

For an Article Collection on

Decolonizing Education in the Global South: Perspectives from Liberal Arts, and Social and Physical Sciences

Manuscript deadline
01 July 2023

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Article collection guest advisor(s)

Samuel Adu-Gyamfi, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
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Decolonizing Education in the Global South: Perspectives from Liberal Arts, and Social and Physical Sciences

Decolonizing Education in the Global South: Perspectives from Liberal Arts, and Social and Physical Sciences

Aidoo (2000) cited in Wane (2006) reads:

I grew up knowing that Europeans had dubbed Africa ‘The Dark Continent’ . . .
That expression was first used in the Nineteenth Century. Since then its ugly
odor has clung to Africa, all things African, Africans and people of African
descent everywhere, and has not faded yet . . . I am not a psychologist or a
psychoanalyst. However, I do know that it has not been easy living with that
burden. Africans have been the subject of consistent and bewildering pseudo-
scholarship, always aimed at proving that they are not inferior human beings.
Even when there was genuine knowledge it was handled perniciously: by
anthropologists and social engineers, cranial and brain-size scientists, sundry
bell-curvers, doomsday, medical and other experts (Aidoo, 2000).

Arising from the indent above and other literatures, decolonization of education is construed as unfettering education in the global south to preclude western notions of knowledge and education that do not measure up to the proper training of individuals to be more useful to the socio-cultural, political, economic and the physical environment they belong to. This decolonized form of education must reflect research and teaching including knowledge production that are relevant to the development of formerly colonized territories. Indeed, since the colonial formation and creation of new states in the 1960s in Africa and Asia, a majority of the formerly colonized states are yet to be fully unfettered from colonial establishments and one of such institutions in the global south which have suffered is the educational institutions including the apex institutions: universities across formerly colonised territories in general and the global south in particular.

This article collection call seeks to collect articles from a multidisciplinary perspective in the humanities, social sciences and the physical sciences. The topics may include:

  • Decolonizing History Education in the Global South
  • Decolonising African Studies
  • Decolonizing University Education in the Global South
  • Decolonizing Primary and Secondary School Education in the Global South
  • Special topics including:
    • Decolonising Science and Technology Education in the Global South
    • Decolonizing Medical Education among others that are not listed here will be accepted for consideration

Cogent Arts & Humanities accepts original research articles, review articles, and critical essays. When submitting your article, please select the Article Collection "Decolonizing Education" from the drop-down menu in the submission system.

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